Holladay Hall, the first building built on NC State's campus in 1889, now houses the Chancellor's Office.
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Today in History in 1530 King Henry VIII's divorce request was denied by the Pope. Henry then declared that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church; and in 1887 North Carolina State University is founded by the NC General Assembly.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
161 - Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.
1530 - King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
1778 - Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
1887 - North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
1912 - Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
1917 - Russian February Revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd
1927 - Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
1936 - Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
1955 - Mary Martin as "Peter Pan" televised
1996 - Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists
2011 - Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"
148 - Lucilla, Rome, Roman noblewoman (daughter of Marcus Aurelius and sister of Commodus) (between 148-150 AD)